The A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene is a five-semester program training students in the practice of dental hygiene care. Contemporary practice requires hygienists to have knowledge and skills in several areas including oral prophylaxis (cleaning), patient education, examinations and administering anesthesia. Graduates find work in many settings: offices, clinics, hospitals, military installations and more. Most work as hygienists but alternate career fields include sales, research and education. After completing their coursework, students will be qualified to take their national, regional and state licensure examinations. This is a selective admission program; a separate application process is required. Upon acceptance, a student may take the “Program Specific Courses”. To view application details, visit otc.edu/alliedhealth.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.